De Quervain Syndrome Treatment in Dubai

De Quervain Syndrome

De Quervain Syndrome

When it comes to hand and wrist conditions, there could be many types of complications; De Quervain’s Syndrome being one of them. This could result in soft tissue thickening and painful tendons on the thumb side of the wrist during forceful grasping or twisting.

You should consult with an experienced doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms. Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami our hand expert, provides comprehensive care for tendon problems in the hand, which can be complex and necessitate microsurgery.

What is De Quervain’s Syndrome?

Swelling or inflammation of the tendons that run along the thumb side of the wrist and join the base of the thumb is known as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis or Syndrome. This happens when the tendons are constricted by the sheath that runs from the wrist to the hand. This condition can lead to pain and tenderness along the wrist’s thumb side. 

This is especially noticeable when you’re:

  • Swiping the thumb
  • Making a fist
  • Grabbing or clutching something
  • Wrist rotation
  • Lifting something with your arms in front of you and your thumbs pointing up (for example, lifting a child)

Causes of De Quervain’s Syndrome

Some of the major causes of De Quervain’s  Disease are as follows:

  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is quite a common condition that can be caused by excessive thumb and wrist movement.
  • It is also linked to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be predisposed to De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
  • It is more common in people in their 40s and 50s, and women are more affected than men.

Symptoms of De Quervain’s Syndrome

The following are symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis:

  • You may experience pain on the thumb side of your wrist. This is the most serious symptom. The pain can come on gradually or suddenly. It begins at the wrist and can progress up the forearm. When the hand and thumb are used, the pain is usually worse. This is especially true when grasping and/or lifting objects with force or twisting the wrist.
  • Swelling on the thumb side of the wrist is possible. This swelling could be caused by a fluid-filled cyst in this area.
  • When moving the thumb, you may experience a catching or snapping sensation.
  • Your thumb and wrist may be difficult to move due to pain and swelling.

De Quervain Syndrome Treatment

Dr. Ehab provides the most advanced surgical and non-surgical options for De Quervain Syndrome Treatment in Dubai and personalizes it to your specific needs.

Non-Surgical Treatment

If necessary, we will recommend a non-surgical approach to see if it relieves the pain.

Among the non-surgical treatment options are:

  • Getting a steroid injection to reduce inflammation and relieve tendon sheath pressure
  • Wearing a splint or brace to rest your thumb and wrist immobilizes the wrist.
  • Using a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to relieve pain.
Surgical Treatment

If non-surgical treatment options fail to provide relief and your pain becomes unbearable, our surgeon will discuss the options for De Quervain Syndrome treatment surgery with you.

Our doctor frequently performs a release, a minimally invasive surgical procedure, for de Quervain’s. A surgical release is performed to “release” the tendon sheath that wraps around the base of the thumb, relieving pressure and friction and allowing movement.

He will make an incision in the skin on the side of your wrist near the base of your thumb and open the tight band over the swollen part of the tendon during the surgical release. This will allow the tendon to move freely and painlessly. He will then close the incision with stitches.

Our hand and wrist surgeon has extensive experience with this procedure. With proper care during the recovery process, you should be pain-free and back to your normal routine within a few weeks.

Consult Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami for your De Quervain Syndrome issues

De Quervain Syndrome can be a very painful and debilitating condition, but with the expert care of Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami, it doesn’t have to be. By utilizing his vast knowledge and expertise in treating this condition, you can be sure that your treatment plan will get you back on track quickly and efficiently.

If you are looking for an experienced professional that can provide effective relief for your De Quervain Syndrome symptoms, then look no further than Dr. Ehab!

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